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Google Pixel Lock Screen Bypass Bug

Researchers found a vulnerability affecting seemingly all Google Pixel phones where if you gave any locked Pixel device, he could give it back to you unlocked. The bug just got fixed in the November 5, 2022 security update.

The issue allowed an attacker with physical access to bypass the lock screen protections (fingerprint, PIN, etc.) and gain complete access to the user’s device. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2022-20465 and it might affect other Android vendors as well. You can find the patch advisory and the raw bug report that has been sent to Google in the feed.

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